Friday October 27, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with assault and mischief following domestic incident

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 27 at 8 a.m.) 90

Assault Arrest:
On October 27, 2017 the Peterborough Police responded to a West end residence regarding a female screaming inside. Investigation revealed that a male and female were in a verbal dispute which turned physical. The accused had forcefully taken a cell phone from the victim and damaged it. The accused then assaulted the female.

As a result a 22 year old male from Peterborough was arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5,000. The accused appeared before bail court on October 27, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Assault Arrest:
On September 30,2017, the victim and his family had attended an event at a Lansdowne St. address. While standing outside after the event the victim was assaulted by the accused.

Investigation revealed that the accused was from out of town and a warrant was subsequently issued for their arrest. On the 26th October 2017 the accused attended the Peterborough Police station and was taken into custody on the outstanding warrant.

Charged with assault is Matthew Thompson, 41, of Connaught Line, Barrie, Ontario. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on November 23, 2017.

Criminal harassment Arrest:
The Peterborough Police commenced an investigation after a female came forward regarding concerning behaviour form her former partner.

Investigation revealed that the accused had attended the victim’s residence on numerous occasions and would leave items behind. It was also learned that the accused caused damage to a vehicle parked at the residence and to the residence itself.

As a result of the investigation on October 24, 2017 the accused, a 45 year old male from Peterborough, was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and mischief under $5,000 X2. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on November 16, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Thursday October 26, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with domestic assault and sexual assault

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.) 70

Domestic Assault/Sexual Arrest:
A 52-year-old Peterborough man is facing assault and sexual assault charges following an investigation into two domestic incidents.

The accused and victim are currently in a domestic relationship. On October 22, 2017 police received information regarding two previous domestic incidents involving the accused and victim.

It was reported that in August of 2017 the accused assaulted the victim, a woman in her 50’s, while at their Peterborough residence and then in September of 2017 sexually assaulted the victim also while at their residence.

On October 24, 2017 police attended a Peterborough address where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with assault and sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and appeared in court on October 25, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a 45-year-old woman with domestic assault following an investigation.

The accused and the victim were in a previous domestic relationship. On the night of October 25, 2017 the accused and victim became involved in an argument while at a Peterborough address.

During the argument it was reported that the accused struck the victim, a man in 40’s, in the face. Police were called and officers attended the address.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 26).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with human trafficking

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 24 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 25 at 7:45 a.m.) 75

Human Trafficking Arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with human trafficking following an investigation.

In late August 2017 the Peterborough Police Service began a human trafficking investigation. Through the investigation it was revealed that between March 2017 and August of 2017 the accused created online ads advertising the female victim, a Peterborough teen, for sex and forced the victim to have unwanted sexual relations with other individuals for money, which was handed over to the accused. The victim was 18 years old at the time the offences took place.

Through the investigation it was revealed that the victim in this investigation is the same victim from the previous incident Media Release for October 24, 2017 

As a result of the investigation on September 20, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused. On October 24, 2017 the accused was located in the Durham region by the Durham Regional Police and arrested on the warrant. Peterborough Police officers attended Durham where they continued the arrest and transported the accused back to Peterborough.

Stephan Damian Graham, 35, of Brown Street, Peterborough, is charged with the following:

  • Traffick in persons
  • Procuring
  • Material benefit from sexual services (living off the avails)
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 25).

FRAUD ALERT: Emergency Scam circulating in Peterborough

The Peterborough Police Service is warning the public that the emergency scam is circulating in our area.

We remind residents when it comes to over-the-phone scams always make your decision based on logic, not on emotions. Before responding to any emergency scam ask yourself if the scam really makes sense and take a minute to call other relatives to verify the story.

From the Competition Bureau of Canada:
Emergency scams target grandparents and play upon their emotions to rob them of their money.

What to look for: 
In the typical scenario of an emergency scam, a grandparent receives a phone call from a scammer claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren. Callers go on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. They claim to have been in a car accident, are having trouble returning from a foreign country or they need bail money.

You may get a call from two people, one pretending to be your grandchild and the other pretending to be either a police officer or a lawyer. Your “grandchild” asks you questions during the call, getting you to volunteer personal information.

Callers say that they don’t want other family members to find out what has happened. You will be asked to wire some money through a money transfer company. Often, victims don’t verify the story until after the money has been sent.

In some cases, scammers pretend to be your old neighbour or a friend of the family, but for the most part, the emergency scam is directed at grandparents.

How to Protect Yourself:

Remember: Scammers are counting on the fact that you will want to act quickly to help your loved ones in an emergency.

Caution: Never send money to anyone you don’t know and trust. Verify the person’s identity before you take any steps to help.

Think: Don’t give out any personal information to the caller.

Investigate: Ask the person questions that only your loved one would be able to answer. Call the child’s parents or friends to verify the story.

Ask yourself: Does the caller’s story make sense?

For more information please visit the Competition Bureau of Canada  or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. 

 

Tuesday October 24, 2017 – Peterborough man charged following break-in at downtown store

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 23 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 24 at 8 a.m.) 74

Break and Enter Arrest:
A 43-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following a break-in at a downtown store.

On October 24, 2017 at approximately 12:34 a.m. witnesses saw a male breaking into a George Street North shop and called police.

Officers attended the scene and at approximately 12:36 a.m. the male that matched the description provided was located in the area of Water and Hunter Streets.

As a result of the investigation Jason Marshall Neely, 43, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with break and enter and fail to comply with a probation order X3.

Damage to the store front is estimated to be in excess of $1,000.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on October 24, 2017.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a 35-year-old Colborne, Ontario man with domestic assault following a Monday night incident.

The accused and the victim, a woman in her 20’s, are currently in a domestic relationship. On the night of October 23, 2017 police received information from a third party reporting that while at a Peterborough residence the victim had been assaulted by the accused.

Officers attended the residence where they located both the accused and victim. As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on November 23, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Criminal Harassment Arrest:
A 27-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with criminal harassment after making unwanted and repeated contact with his ex-partner.

The accused and victim, a woman in her 20’s, were in a previous domestic relationship. The accused was advised by police on October 19, 2017 that he was not to have any further contact with the victim.

Through the investigation it was revealed that between October 20, 2017 and October 23, 2017 the accused made repeated attempts to contact the victim by way of phone call, text message and email.

On October 23, 2017 officers attended the accused’s residence where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested and charged with criminal harassment.

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on November 16, 2017.

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Oct. 21 – 21, 2017 – Toronto man charged with human trafficking involving Peterborough teen

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. to Oct 21 at 8 a.m.) 105
(Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 22 at 8 a.m.) 77
(Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 23 at 8 a.m.) 55

Human Trafficking Arrest:
An 18-year-old Toronto man has been charged with human trafficking following an investigation.

In late August 2017 the Peterborough Police Service began a human trafficking investigation. Through the investigation it was revealed that in August of 2017 the accused created online ads advertising the victim, a Peterborough teen, for sex and forced the victim to have unwanted sexual relations with other individuals for money, which was handed over to the accused. The victim was 18 years old at the time the offences took place.

As a result of the investigation on September 20, 2017 a warrant was issued for the arrest of the accused. On October 20, 2017 the accused was located at a Toronto courthouse where he was appearing on other matters and was arrested on the warrant.

Deandre Dwayne Dudley, 18, of Bloomington Crescent, Toronto is charged with the following:

  • Traffick in persons
  • Procuring
  • Material benefit from sexual services (living off the avails)
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance
  • Fail to comply with a sentence

The accused was transported back to Peterborough and attended weekend and statutory holiday court on October 21, 2017.

Aggravated Assault Arrest:
A 22-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with aggravated assault following a weekend altercation.

On October 22, 2017 at approximately 1:45 a.m. officers on general patrol in the area of Charlotte and Louis Streets saw two parties involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation the officers observed a male kick the victim, a male in his 40’s, to the ground and then continued to kick the victim in the head.

As a result of the investigation officers placed the accused under arrest. EMS also attended the scene where the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. The two males know each other.

Braiden Joseph Donoghue, 22, of Hunter Street West, Peterborough, is charged with aggravated assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on October 22, 2017.

Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has charged a 42-year-old man with assault following an incident earlier in October.

On October 13, 2017 the accused, a 42-year-old man, and the victim, a woman in her 20’s, became involved in an argument while at a Peterborough residence. During the argument it was reported that the accused punched the victim in the face then left the residence. Police and EMS attended the residence.

On October 14, 2017 police attended a Cavan-Monaghan address where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was placed under arrest.

Christopher James Renwick, 42, of Carolyn Street, Cavan-Monaghan, is charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on November 9, 2017.

Causing a Disturbance Arrest:
A 24-year-old Lindsay man has been charged with causing a disturbance following a weekend incident outside a downtown restaurant.

On October 21, 2017 at approximately 3:15 a.m. police received numerous 9-1-1 calls in regards to a fight taking place outside a Charlotte Street restaurant.

When officers arrived on scene they saw a crowd of 15 to 20 people on the sidewalk watching two male parties yelling at each other and attempting to start a fight.

Police separated the two parties and one of the males continued yelling at screaming while at the corner of George and Charlotte Streets while patrons continued to watch.

As a result of the investigation Riley Miller, 24, of Grey Road, Lindsay, is charged with causing a disturbance.

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on November 9, 2017.

Friday October 20, 2017 – Peterborough man charged with shoplifting from local store

Calls for Service:
Oct. 19 at 8 am to Oct. 20 8 am) 74

Shoplift Arrest:
On October 6, 2017 a male entered the LCBO store on Chemong Road and selected a bottle of alcohol which he concealed on his person, the male then exited the store without paying for the item. Staff at the store knew the males identity and contacted the Peterborough Police.

As a result of the investigation Terrance Kirschner, 59, of Stewart Street, was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000. The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on October 26, 2017.

Thursday October 19, 2017 – Male wanted on several outstanding warrants arrested after foot chase

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 19 at 8 a.m.) 77

Warrant Arrest:
On October 18, 2017 members of the Peterborough Police High Risk/Bail Management Unit located a male wanted on several outstanding warrants walking across Morrow Park. As the officers approached the male he fled on foot, a brief foot chase ensued and the male was eventually apprehended in the backyards along Lansdowne Street West.

The accused, Robert Cox, 37, of Parkhill Rd. W. Peterborough, was taken into custody on the strength of the warrants and appeared before bail court on October 18, 2017.

Theft from vehicle Arrest:
On October 19, 2017 the Peterborough Police Service was alerted to a male going through unlocked vehicles in the area of Stewart and Rink Streets. Officers began checking the area for the male, when a bike patrol officer spotted him at Park and Wolfe Streets and was able to coordinate responding units to the accused’s location. The accused was taken into custody at Rubidge Street and Dalhousie Street. During the investigation the accused was found to be in possession of 1 Hydromorph pill.

Charged with theft under $5,000, trespass at night, breach of probation X2 and possession of a schedule I substance – Hydromorph, is Daniel Laundry, 29, of Paterson Street Peterborough.

The accused will appear in bail court on October 19, 2017.

Peterborough Police Part of Provincial Human Trafficking Outreach Through Operation Northern Spotlight

(ORILLIA, ON) – Members of police services throughout Ontario, including the Peterborough Police Service, were able to ensure the safety of 6 people who had been working in the sex trade and were in exploitive situations, including 2 under the age of 16. Additionally, 12 people were charged with 21 offences as part of Operation Northern Spotlight, a coordinated, national effort to end human trafficking.

During Operation Northern Spotlight, police meet with individuals suspected of being in exploitive situations. They are provided contacts and information for community-based support agencies and are offered both immediate and future police assistance to leave the exploitation. The program is not intended to engage those who are not being exploited.

The Peterborough Police Service was one of 46 police services across Ontario, who over a seven-day period was involved in the project that saw 12 people were charged with 21 offences.

A total of 331 police officers, support staff and victim services engaged 198 people, as part of a joint effort coordinated by the Ontario Provincial Police. It was part of an international operation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), RCMP and involved police services from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and the United Kingdom.

Eight officers with the Peterborough Police Service and City of Kawartha Lakes Police with one support staff engaged with eight local sex trade workers with one recovery. A recovery is when officers make contact and offer assistance and supports to a sex trade worker and that assistance is accepted. Supports include healthcare and housing.

“Ontario’s strategy to end human trafficking requires a community response including law enforcement, public health, housing and various other support agencies,” says Peterborough Police Service Staff Sergeant Neil Collins, Investigative Services.

“The Peterborough Police Service encourages anyone with information on suspected human trafficking to contact our police service.”

Wednesday October 18, 2017 – Trenton woman charged following investigation into theft of electronics

Calls for Service:
(Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. to Oct. 18 at 8 a.m.) 66

Theft Arrest:
A 31-year-old Trenton woman has been charged following an investigation into the theft of electronics from a Peterborough store.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on August 27, 2017 a woman entered the Chemong Road Walmart with a man following shortly after, selected electronics off the shelves, concealed the items and then left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. The total value of the theft is estimated at $950.

Through the investigation, which included the public dissemination of their photos, the female and male suspects were identified.

On October 16, 2017 the female suspect was arrested in Trenton, Ontario by the Quinte West OPP. Peterborough Police officers attended Trenton where they continued the arrest and transported the female accused back to Peterborough where she attended court on October 17, 2017.

As a result of the investigation Nicole Alyn Chan, 31, of Adrian Court, Trenton, is charged with the following:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order X2

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the male suspect. The name of the male suspect will be released once he is arrested on the warrant.

The investigation continues to identify the third suspect in the following media release previously issued:

Do you know this person? Police looking for public assistance in ongoing theft investigation

Domestic Assault Arrest:
Three Peterborough residents have been charged following a domestic incident on Tuesday night.

On October 17, 2017 officers on patrol were contacted by neighbours and passer-by’s regarding a domestic dispute taking place at a Peterborough residence.

It was reported that during an argument inside the residence the accused assaulted the victim, a 19-year-old Peterborough woman.

As a result of the investigation officers attempted to place the male under arrest during which time he resisted and assaulted an officer.

While attempting to speak with the victim the victim attempted to punch one of the officers.

At this time the mother of the male accused, a 52-year-old Peterborough woman, arrived on scene and interfered with the investigation and struck an officer in the face.

As a result of the investigation the following arrests were made:

A 25-year-old Peterborough man is charged with:

  • Domestic assault
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Mischief under $5,000 X2
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

A 19-year-old Peterborough woman is charged with:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

A 52-year-old Peterborough woman is charged with:

  • Assault peace officer
  • Obstruct peace officer

All three parties were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (Oct. 18).

Due to the domestic nature of this incident and in order to protect the identity of the victim no names will be released.

Break-in: Walkerfield Avenue
The Peterborough Police Service is reminding residents to keep their doors locked after a break-in at a Walkerfield Avenue home.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on October 16, 2017 and 6:30 a.m. on October 17, 2017 unknown person(s) entered a Walkerfield Avenue home through an unlocked front door. Once inside thieves stole a MacBook Pro valued at $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Crime Stoppers